My Journey as a French girl lost in London… Or How I moved to the United Kingdom

If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you definitely do not know that I recently moved to England. How is it to live here?  How is my journey?  I have been submerged by the London lifestyle and I could not find enough time and

7:30 AM

Elevator selfie – Kaylissim

My alarm rings… As usual, I am stuck in my bed trying to find five minutes to enjoy a bit that feeling. I remember the last post that I read about how successful people wake up every day at 5 AM to encourage myself to lose my bad habits. If you know me, you know that I am not a morning person. Anyway, I need to get ready to catch the next subway to go to the city centre. Hopefully, I found a flat in Zone 2/3, not so far from the heart. After doing my morning routine, I am ready to leave! I just love from time to time take some photos of my daily outfits when I take the lift. Yes, I got the typical style of the working girl on this one 😝… Between us, I noticed some difference when you are on the train in London. There are those melancholic faces that I used to see in Paris… But, the hilarious part is to see someone randomly smiling at you without any reason and the fact that British people are loud when they talk. I thought I was the only girl to be so expressive until I come here. From time to time, I am asking myself if the Underground is not a Pub extension,.. just my weird thoughts.

Working in SoHo

Maitre Choux London – Kaylissim

How to not enjoy London when your office is in Soho. If you are new in town, it is the best place to start. Even Monday, people are always so optimistic about hanging out after work and having a good time with a pint of beer. I love how you can easily find someone friendly, opened to talk. It is also ** the place ** for shopping and to refresh your style if you are a fashion addict looking for a unique tool. I will write something about it when I got some free time. 

By the way, If you love are a food lover like me, you will definitely feel like in heaven. I have been surprised to discover the number of possibilities that you can have when it tends to select what you want to eat. Without any surprise, I caught a French patisserie really close to my work where I love doing my Tea Time break

What about the Brexit?

I did not want to talk about this topic. But, many of you seem interested in this subject. Surprisingly, ** I may be blind though ** people do not seem too much scares about it. The only concern I have is to prepare myself to do an administrative procedure to get a working VISA around March. Let’s see what will happen 🤔

I will try to write more and do not hesitate to follow me on social media for more updates on my life in London 🤗

[YouTube] A black girl in Seoul, South Korea

Bring me back to Rotterdam!

Bring me back to Rotterdam! Let me lose myself in its high streets, fall in love one night and wake up in the morning with a piece of pancakes… I love you, city of thousand buildings.

How I fell in love with you

In the beginning, it was a bit unexpected that I would like you so much. Many people asked me several times « Why don’t you visit the Netherlands? It is so close to Paris. ». My answer was always the same: « What is the point to visit a country just for smoking weeds? It is just pointless. ». It was a kind of cliché that I had from a French point of view. I have always been passionate about culture, roots and art, and I still want to make my trip a human experience first at all. The Netherlands was definitely not a country which excited me and my lessons in Dutch from the elementary school didn’t help me to love it more.

Now, I’m sure you are curious to know how I finished in Rotterdam, enjoying some local foods with a cup of beer. It would not happen if one of my closest friends annoyed me about how she loved Rotterdam. If you know me, I am someone who never changes my mind quickly. But I can recognise when I do some quick judgments. The best way to have a right opinion about something is to experiment it. So why not to go and see…

The cold weather and the infinite high streets

If there is something in common between the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, it is the weather. My first impression when I arrived there was the contrast between the different kinds of architecture and the high streets. Being the biggest lover of old cities like Edinburgh, I was impressed with its aesthetic. The main reason which seduced me was the people. All the meeting that I made and the cultural melting pot are what makes Rotterdam magic. Bring me there, and I will connect with someone as I have never done it before. Maybe, it is my curious side, but I have never seen while walking a lot of mixed couples. It is also the case in Paris, but as a citizen I guess I use to see it. But I didn’t expect to find it in the Netherlands too. And, it is so refreshing to see people with fresh urban styles. As Coco Chanel said, don’t leave the house without fixing your look. He gave me the impression that everyone was ready to record the latest hottest hip-hop music video (without the naked girls of course… Only swag).

I don’t want to give you a list of things to do because I consider that each trip is a unique experience. My only advice will be to let you go with the flow and the breeze to have sweet moments for you. If you love sweet potatoes like me, you will be in heaven by the way. I’m a food lover who also know how to cook 😝 (Please marry me! Hahaha)

It was the 4th times that I went there this month. I was so inspired, and I wanted to express it with the clothes I was wearing. I thought it would be nice to dress as a kind of modern black geisha to honour one of my favourite places. I start feeling like home… Maybe should I consider moving there?

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3 reasons to travel with friends

Last April, I was travelling From France to Thailand and Malaysia with one of my friend from engineering school. It was the first time we were planning a trip together in Asia. You could not imagine how much we were so excited. Anyway, I would like to share with three reasons to go on holiday with one friend or a group of 4 people including you maximum. Why four? I think it is the suitable amount to enjoy without frustration and argues. There are also some benefits to travel alone. But I will talk about in a next article… coming soon. So, let’s begin!

1. Dinero, dinero, dinero!

Jennifer Lopez - Dinero
Jennifer Lopez – Dinero

I don’t tell you to spend as we can see it in Hip Hop’s music video. But, travelling with someone else can make the trip more affordable. Knowing you will share the accommodations’ cost and maybe some dishes, that means more cash flow to spend on activities like an authentic royal Thai massage if you know what I am saying.

2. Did you say partner in crime?

Girls Trip Movie
Girls Trip Movie

Yes, you will always have someone to have fun or to enjoy a five-liter cocktail without feeling like a depressed girl spying on everyone around you. Another thing is that you can share inside jokes together when you discover or see something funny. Regarding safety, it is still better to go to a bar or a club with someone you know rather than a complete stranger. You will skip the Tinder’s temptation. I remember it was the new year in Koh Samui, but we did not know how Thai people celebrated it. We had white clothes and fresh make-up. We took the taxi and stopped in front of the place we wanted to go. Suddenly, we got rained on it as crazy. You could imagine how hilarious was the situation. We bought water gun immediately to fight those little players. Call me “Captain Yolaine” please!

3. Your private photographer

Jimmy Fallon Selfie
Jimmy Fallon Selfie

You won’t have to pay or ask for it. Go to hell selfie stick! Without shame, you will play the star in front of the camera… At least, try to look like one 😀